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Fast Retailing chief Tadashi Yanai speaks to The Nikkei at the company's headquarters in Ariake, Tokyo. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

TOKYO -- Back in the early 1970s, Tadashi Yanai headed back to the old coal mining town of Ube, southwest of Hiroshima, to take a job managing his family's tailor shop.

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